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South Carolina Aquarium

The American Alligator wants to say hello.
The American Alligator wants to say hello. Image courtesy of the South Carolina Aquarium

Discover the South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium opened it's doors in May of 2000 in Charleston, SC. Located on the water with views of the Charleston Harbor, the aquarium features aquatic life from five major regions in the Southeast. In addition to the interesting marine life on hand, the aquarium also champions education programs, conservation efforts, and a top notch sea turtle rescue program.

Guests may need a half day to take in the various exhibits, aquarium shop, and cafe. The aquarium offers something entertaining for both kids and adults and is a great option to escape the heat or a rainy day in Charleston.

Sea Turtles at the South Carolina Aquarium


Current Aquarium Exhibits

Great Hall, Sea Turtle Recovery, Mountain Forest, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Saltmarsh Aviary, The Shallows, Coast, Ocean, Carolina Seas, Touch Tank, and Bricks Alive (Lego Exhibit).

Regular Ticket Pricing:

Adults (Age 13+): $29.95
Children (Ages 3-12): $22.95
Toddlers: Free of Charge


Discount Pricing Available for Traveling Ink Guests

Traveling Ink offers guests discounted ticket rates through our partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium Discount Ticket Program. Make a purchase online with our coupon code and your tickets will be e-mailed to you.
Call 843-633-1338 for our South Carolina Aquarium coupon code.

South Carolina Aquarium River Otter
The River Otter would like you to visit. He misses you.

Aquarium Hours

January - December: Open daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Building closes at 5:00pm).
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open 9:00 am - noon Christmas Eve.

Aquarium Address and Location

Map detail for the South Carolina Aquarium.

South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf

Charleston, SC 29401

South Carolina Aquarium Logo

*Traveling Ink is an approved member of the 2019 South Carolina Aquarium discount ticket program.


source: South Carolina Aquarium